Al Lewis

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Al Lewis

Al Lewis

Albert Einstein, one of my favorites, said: "Imagination is more important than knowledge." And if that cat said it, it's good enough for me.More Al Lewis [04/06/2006 12:04:00]
And the police, because they are hired by the property owners, have the right to hit them on the head and throw 'em out. That's the society, that's how it's organized.More Al Lewis [04/06/2006 12:04:00]
As long as you gave it your best shot, even if in the opinion of others "you failed," you didn't fail.More Al Lewis [04/06/2006 12:04:00]
Being a labor organizer in the 1930's? In the South? You faced death at any moment. Not the Ku Klux Klan - the poor people there who had no jobs. They were hired by the boss.More Al Lewis [04/06/2006 12:04:00]
But they used to have a hundred thousand people there in Union Square Park.More Al Lewis [04/06/2006 12:04:00]
During the Depression, people were getting evicted, ten a day. We used to come along and break the lock and put the furniture back in again.More Al Lewis [04/06/2006 12:04:00]
Every Friday I used to have about fifty, sixty kids who would wait for me on Sunset Boulevard and I'd take them all to dinner. All runaways.More Al Lewis [04/06/2006 12:04:00]
I always say, "You hire Al Lewis, you get the whole Al Lewis." He's loud, he's opinionated, he smokes terrible cigars, that's it. I can't be and I'm not going to attempt to be what someone thinks I should be. That's the road to hell.More Al Lewis [04/06/2006 12:04:00]
I don't own a newspaper, I don't own a radio station. That's it. I don't feel bad about that. I understand the limitations. I fight against them, I stretch 'em out. I'm not out to save the world.More Al Lewis [04/06/2006 12:04:00]
I have an old brain but a terrific memory.More Al Lewis [04/06/2006 12:04:00]
I made medicine in a bathtub. Whatever ailed you. I probably kept your grandfather alive. That's why you're here.More Al Lewis [04/06/2006 12:04:00]
I say that power works 24 hours. Otherwise they don't stay in power, they topple.More Al Lewis [04/06/2006 12:04:00]
I started out as a roustabout, cleaning up - elephants are vegetarians and leave a lot to be desired and I was the guy who was shoveling the "lot to be desired."More Al Lewis [04/06/2006 12:04:00]
I was a seaman The late 30's and then into the war. I was torpedoed twice, once in the Mediterranean and once off Murmansk.More Al Lewis [04/06/2006 12:04:00]
I'll tell you what my secret is. It took me a long time to find this out. Find something that you absolutely love to do.More Al Lewis [04/06/2006 12:04:00]
I've said, these politicians that switched to Giuliani, they're all gonna get paid off. Read American history, Tammany Hall, Boss Tweed. You can't be stupid about where you live!More Al Lewis [04/06/2006 12:04:00]
It was the basis of the original Coca-Cola, where they made their fortune. Then in 1919, they passed the Harrison Act, where they made cocaine illegal, so the OTC, the "over-the-counter drugs," the base became alcohol.More Al Lewis [04/06/2006 12:04:00]
Like 600 other sea ships in a convoy. You never knew what you carried. You could have been carrying potatoes, which of course we weren't, or you could have been carrying explosives.More Al Lewis [04/06/2006 12:04:00]
Numbers are scary. Your problem is to get ten thousand people out on the street the first time they go to bulldoze that garden. And you won't. But that's not a defeat.More Al Lewis [04/06/2006 12:04:00]
People don't really understand their role in society.More Al Lewis [04/06/2006 12:04:00]
That's how I met Charlie Manson. He wanted to be in the music business. He babysat my three kids. He didn't chop no heads off, he was very nice with me.More Al Lewis [04/06/2006 12:04:00]
The day that they attempt to bulldoze the first garden, if ten thousand people are standing there, the garden will never be bulldozed.More Al Lewis [04/06/2006 12:04:00]
The United States, per capita, at a certain period in its history, had the most junkies of any country ever in the world - right after the Civil War. The most brutal war, the greatest amount of casualties that America's ever had.More Al Lewis [04/06/2006 12:04:00]
There's a part of me in everything. Car 54's Schnauzer is a part of me. I can't do you. It's a composite, a collage of my whole life. It's Al Lewis.More Al Lewis [04/06/2006 12:04:00]
What motivated me? My mother. My mother was an immigrant woman, a peasant woman, struggled all her life, worked in the garment center.More Al Lewis [04/06/2006 12:04:00]

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